WINDHAND’s Eternal Return is a complete life-to-death journey. As unplanned things go, it’s an observation of as well as a reflection on life’s ups and downs, joys and sorrows, beginnings and ends. Between the band’s 2015, highly acclaimed Grief’s Infernal Flower, and 2018’s  Eternal ReturnWINDHAND welcomed new life, survived lineup changes, and mourned unexpected death. The songs and song ordering are the direct result of those experiences. Where “Halcyon” is assured in its opening, the closing track “Feather” is its funeral march.

Eternal Return represents a new era for the group, a chrysalis moment that takes them to new and unforeseen heights. Boosted by Garrett Morris‘ consistently cool riffs-forged at the crossroads of Iommi‘s otherworldly import and Kurt Cobain‘s spontaneous precocity-powered by Ryan Wolfe and Parker Chandler‘s groove-laden rhythms, and propelled by Dorthia Cottrell‘s smoky yet wistful vocals, WINDHAND‘s new album is a two-step jump for Richmond’s finest purveyors of the psycho-actively heavy.

WINDHAND brought Jack Endino back into the fold. Together, they spent two weeks recording at Soundhouse Recording in Seattle. Described as “smooth” and “intense,” the sessions with the famed producer were just what WINDHAND wanted. Endino also understood the group’s artistic progression, chiefly the admiration of and blending in late ’80s/early ’90s grunge. Out of it all, WINDHAND continued to refactor and refine their vision of heavy.

WINDHAND kickoff their full North American tour in support of Eternal Return in Atlanta tonight. Highlights include LA’s El Rey Theatre, Brooklyn’s Elsewhere and a hometown show at Richmond’s Broadberry.  All dates with Satan’s Satyrs. They’ve also announced a short run with D.C.’s Genocide Pact for early 2019. Check below for a full list of dates.



10/08: Atlanta, GA – The Earl #

10/09: New Orleans, LA – Gasa Gasa #

10/10: Houston TX – White Oak Music Hall #

10/11: Dallas, TX – Club Dada #

10/12: Austin, TX – Barracuda #

10/14: Albuquerque, NM – Sister #

10/15: Phoenix, AZ – Valley Bar #

10/16: Los Angeles, CA – El Rey Theatre #

10/17: Oakland, CA – Starline Social Club #

10/19: Portland, OR – Aladdin Theatre #

10/20: Vancouver, BC – Venue #

10/21: Seattle, WA – Neumos #

10/23: Denver, CO – Larimer Lounge #

10/24: Kansas City, MO – The Riot Room #

11/01: Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts #

11/02: Brooklyn, NY – Elsewhere #

11/03: Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall #

11/04: Montreal, QC – Le Belmont #

11/05: Toronto, ON – The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern #

11/07: Chicago, IL – Subterranean #

11/08: Minneapolis, MN – Fine Line Music Cafe #

11/09: Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club #

11/10: Indianapolis, IN – The Hi-Fi #

11/11: Nashville, TN – The Basement East #

11/12: Louisville, KY – Zanzabar #

11/13: Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups #

11/15: Richmond, VA – The Broadberry #

01/24: Washington, DC – U Street Music Hall *

01/25: Durham, NC – Pinhook *

01/26: Jacksonville, FL – 1904 Music Hall *

01/27: Miami, FL – Las Rosas *

01/28: Tampa, FL – The Crowbar *

01/29: Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub *

01/30: Savannah, GA – The Jinx *

01/31: Charlotte, NC – Neighborhood Theatre *

# – w/ Satan’s Satyrs

* – w / Genocide Pact

About RJ Frometa

Head Honcho, Editor in Chief and writer here on VENTS. I don't like walking on the beach, but I love playing the guitar and geeking out about music. I am also a movie maniac and 6 hours sleeper.

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